Gunnedah is situated on the Liverpool Plains in North West NSW, the rich agricultural area inspired one of Australia’s favourite poets, Dorothea Mackellar who wrote ‘My Country’.
Gunnedah is located 430 km (5 hr drive) from Sydney. The major regional centre of Tamworth is 79 km (1 hr drive) from Tamworth.
Gunnedah is home to one of the largest and healthiest Koala populations in the country, tree corridors planted through Gunnedah mean there are even koalas living within the town.
The closest airport to Gunnedah is Tamworth Regional Airport, 50 min drive from Gunnedah. Qantas and Virgin provide regular flights to Sydney and FlyCorporate provides direct flights to Brisbane.
NSW TrainLink provides a daily service to Sydney from Tamworth Railway Station.
The population of Gunnedah is close to 10,000 people, their median age is 38 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 14% of the population.
Gunnedah is located within the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, this fact sheet provides an overview of community health for the region.
Gunnedah Hospital is a 49-bed public hospital with an emergency department serviced by on call visiting medical officers and the obstetric unit services. Other services include chemotherapy, pathology, ultrasound, a hospice care unit, an elective surgery unit, general, orthopaedic and urology surgery, two minor operating rooms and an outpatient service.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Gunnedah.
Gunnedah Council has two, two bedroom fully furnished units that may be available for rent, please contact the GP Synergy Rural Support Officer for details.